Picasso in Paris: Hunger Years of a Genius – Culture


The view from Montmartre over Paris is fascinating, but only a few hundred meters away the visitor is disappointed. The house number 13 of the Place Émile-Goudeau shows an inconspicuous one-story building in Naples yellow, a green, a brown door, white shuttered windows. 100 years ago the address was Rue Ravignan 13. There was a wooden shed in which the poor, unknown painter and since 1904 also exiled Andalusians Pablo Picasso lived. His poet friend Max Jacob christened the dwelling (it burned down in 1970) Bateau-Lavoir because the hut was reminiscent of the ships on the Seine where laundry was washed.

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